Category: Education

Where do all the higher education savings go?

higher education costs

By Jenna A. Robinson Raleigh, NC – In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for a telephone. The first long distance coast-to-coast telephone call was placed in 1915—exactly a century ago. Fast-forward 100 years. Phones, many…

What a year! Ten trends in Higher Education in 2015

By Pope Center staff Raleigh, NC – Looking back at all that happened in higher education this year is enough to make your head spin. One minute, state politicians are finally making good policies; the next, university officials are caving…

Dr. Rodney Powell named CCCC’s Faculty Member of the Year

Sanford, NC — Dr. Rodney Powell, Chemistry Instructor, has been selected as Central Carolina Community College’s Faculty Member of the Year for 2015-2016. Dr. Powell is the college’s nominee for the North Carolina Community College System’s 2016 Excellence in Teaching…

High on the hog: UNC salaries dwarf other state agencies’

Living High on the Hog

By Jesse Saffron and Jenna A. Robinson Chapel Hill, NC – The average annual income in North Carolina is just over $40,000. But senior-level bureaucrats in the University of North Carolina system’s General Administration (GA)—who take home six-figure salaries—say they…